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  • verb [ weak ]
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langian, p. ode: v. impers. with acc. of pers. To cause longing, desire, discontent, or
Wright's OE grammar
pain in a person
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  • Langaþ ðé áwuht

    dost thou desire aught?

      Cd. 25: Th. 32, 1; Gen. 496.
  • Hæleþ langode hwonne hié of nearwe stæppan mósten

    the men longed for the time when they might step from durance,

      71; Th. 86, 16; Gen. 1431.
  • Hine ðæs heardost langode hwanne hé of ðisse worlde móste,

      Blickl. Homl. 227, 1.
  • Mec longade

    I was ill at ease,

      Exon. 115 a; Th. 442, 18; Kl. I4.
  • Longiga


      Mk. Skt. Lind. 14, 13.
  • Ðæt ús nú æfter swelcum longian mǽge swelce ðá wǽron

    that we should now long for such times as then were,

      Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 84, 27.
  • Ðá ongan hine eft langian on his cýððe

    then he began to long again for his native land,

      Blickl. Homl. 113, 15.
[O. Sax. langón (with acc. of pers.): Icel. langa (pers. and impers.): O. H. Ger. langén, langón (mih langet desidero.)]
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  • langian, v.